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Poster: ScarletTouchFire Date: Jan 31, 2006 4:45am
Forum: etree Subject: THANKS FOR ALL THE RESPONSE!

Very KIND words from all. I will have to take issue with the poster who said the Dead went downhill after Mydland died. Now while I was a HUGE Mydland fan (and the son of a Jazz pianist) There were CERTAINLY some shows post-Mydland that were electrifying. I'm sure many will agree that Fall Tour 90' brings back MANY MANY MANY fond memories. Ive often wanted to compile a "list" of the top TEN GD "Moments" from 73 on, and when i say moments i mean 1 min. or less passages that will forever go down in GD lore. An example: 1) Bill Grams legenday intro at the Music Hall in 75 may BE the alltime end all be all GD "moment" just thinking about it makes me shiver! More recently, the back and forth exchange between Mydland and Garcia during Not Fade Away on the 4th of July in Buffalo 89 (you know the "moment" im talking about!)is quickly becoming the stuff of legend, and watching it on DVD will put a tear in your eye when you realize how goddang good JG and Mydland were together. Kindered spirits both of em'. BUT, TO GET BACK ON POINT,,,,,you have to take into consideration 9-20-90 post-space as maybe 45 of the best minutes the GD have played in MANY years. It is in a single word....electrifying, AND the "moment" where the Playin Reprise goes BACK into Dark Star, and the eruption of the MSG crowd as an "all-time" GD moment.

Well, anyway, time to punch out!
Great talkin to you all....